About us

The VZWL (Pension Scheme of the Westphalia-Lippe Dental Association) is tasked with assuring the pensions and disability pensions of its members and beneficiaries pensions for their dependents on the basis of the statute of association.

The VZWL operates as a public mandatory insurance provider and acts independently alongside the other systems for mandatory insurance such as the statutory pension scheme and the civil service (Beamten) pension scheme. The important structural principles of our scheme are self-organization and self-responsibility, together with full self-financing through our members. Founded in 1957, the VZWL now counts more than 7,800 dentists among its members.